Julian Debreuil studied at the Royal College of Music and the Solti Academia. He is the recipient of awards from the Wingate Foundation, English Speaking Union, Musicians Benevolent Fund, Royal Society of Musicians, Josephine Baker Trust and Countess of Munster Trust and was a finalist in the Schubert Society of London, London Song Festival, John Warner Memorial Award and the Hampshire National Singing Competitions.
Engagements for the 2016-17 season included B Minor Mass with the Plymouth Symphony Orchestra; Briano in Verdi's Aroldo for UCOpera; Sarastro in Die Zauberfloete for Charles Court Opera; A Sea Symphony with the Hull City Philharmonia; Johannes-Passion with the Hull Bach Choir; Don Pizarro in Fidelio for Longborough Festival Opera.
The 2017-18 season currently includes a reprisal of the role of Sarastro at the Soho Theatre and Gremin in Eugene Onegin at the Arcola Theatre; Faure and Durufle Requiems with the Philharmonia Orchestra; Beethoven Missa Solemnis & Handel Jeptha with the Hull Bach Choir; The Messiah and Johannes-Passion with The Purcell Orchestra; Rossini Stabat Mater with the Holland Park Choral Society; Maria Theresa Mass with the Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers; Missa Sancti Nicolai with the Grimsby Choral Society; Nelson Imperial Mass with the Cantus Jacobensus.
In previous years Julian has performed the roles of Il Dottore in Macbeth for Iford Arts Festival; Masetto and Il Commendatore in Don Giovanni at Le Theatre l'Italienne de Cherbourg, Le Theatre du Passage de Neuchatel and the Salmiya Opera Theatre; Lorenzo in I Capuleti ei Montecchi for Pop-Up Opera; Zuniga in Carmen at the Soho Theatre; Colline in La Boheme for the Ravenna Opera Festival and Opera Project; Don Basilio in Il Barbiere di Siviglia for OperaUpClose.
Recent concert work includes Messa da Requiem (Verdi), Boris Gudonov, Graffiti (Lindberg), The Prussian Requiem (Powell) and Persephone (Stravinsky) with the Philharmonia Orchestra; Ein Deutches Requiem and The Dream of Gerontius with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra; The Apostles (Elgar) with the BBC Concert Orchestra; Elijah with the London Mozart Players; Israel in Egypt and Johannes-Passion with the London Handel Players; The Messiah with the London Festival Orchestra.
Julian lives in London with his wife and daughter. He is a keen hiker, diner and frequenter of cafes and pubs.